1920 Nashville White Sox
Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.
"Would Like to Hear From All Managers. - Pensacola, Florida, December 29. - Mr. Sporting Editor of The Freeman: We would like to hear from all Southern baseball managers, we are trying to form a colored circuit. The 1920 baseball season is approaching, so let us get together at once and push the Southern baseball cities over the top. All baseball managers answer this letter at once. Don't be a slacker. Give us assistance, and we will go over the top. Hoping to get a bunch of replies at once, I remain, Dan Brown, Manager of the Pensacola Baseball Association. Address, 427 West Belmont Street, Pensacola, Florida.
May 23, 1920
"Colored Team Wins From Nashvilleans - Montgomery Grey Sox Continue Their Winning Streak Here Sunday Afternoon - Before a crowd that overflowed to the field, the Montgomery Grey Sox beat the Nashville team of the Colored Southern League Sunday afternoon at Washington Park by the score of 9 to 6. The features of the game was the hitting of "Red" Cunningham of the Montgomery team and a long running catch by Centerfielder Carpenter of the Nashville club, robbing Cunningham of a possible home run."
April 9, 1920
"Southern League - Nashville, Tennessee, April 9. - The Nashville White Sox of the Southern Baseball League had their first workout last Sunday, and manager Marshall Garrett, better known as McGraw, was well pleased with the splendid showing that the regular players made, and says when Albert STreet, the greatest young Shortstop in the country, arrives from Washington, D.C. to report for duty on April 15 and James Ellis, the great third sacker, arrives from Indianapolis and Ed McCrow, the headiest young receiver the South has ever known, reports from Hopkinsville, Kentucky, the Nashville White Sox will have an easy sailing in the Southern League pennant race and the lineup will be: McCrow, Catcher; Street, Shortstop; Stratton, 2nd Base, and Captain; Ellis, 3rd Base; Meyers, Left Field; Hurt, 1st Base; Nesbitt, Center Field and Pitcher; Johnson, Right Field and Catcher; McCall, Right Field; Mason, Pitcher; McCarver, Pitcher; Williams, Pitcher; Merritt, Pitcher."
April 12, 1920
"Southern League Formed - Montgomery, Alabama, April 12. - Final plans for the completion of the proposed Negro Southern Baseball League resulted in the formation of an eight club circuit, with a bright prospect of 10 cities composing the final arrangement of the organization. A bird's eye view of the league reveals excellent grounds for the success of the venture; the cities selected appeal to be about evenly balanced in population, have good transportation facilities and are not too long a distance removed from each other for a heavy mileage to cut serious inroads and thus weigh heavily against the proper financial progress of the promoters. C.I. Taylor who was cited for Conspicuous service through putting into being a like organization in the northwest, was a deeply interested participant in the final arrangements, and his words of wisdom went a long ways towards encouraging options on franchises. The following cities qualified for franchises in the new league: Birmingham, Nashville, Knoxville, Atlanta, Pensacola, Montgomery, New Orleans, Jacksonville. A committee on the arrangement of a schedule hopes by the end of the week to have their dates alloted, as the opening day is set for April 29."
April 16, 1920
"Southern League - Nashville, Tennessee, April 16. - The White Sox, this city's representative in the newly organized league, have had several very hearty workouts recently, and the men whom we have signed have shown an unusual amount of class. With the material that we have at hand we look to have a very prosperous season, both on the field and in the financial end. We expect to have Taylor's A.B.C.'s as opponents in the near future."
June 16, 1920
"Montgomery Team Beats Nashville - Nashville, Tennessee, June 16 - The Montgomery Grey Sox won the third game of the series with Nashville today by a score of 3 to 0. The batteries were Streeter and Williams; Myers and Harper. The Montgomery team which is one of the strongest colored teams which has ever played in this city won two of the three games from Nashville. The Montgomery players left tonight for Knoxville for a three game series."
July 23, 1920
"Montgomery Greys Defeat Nashville - A single by Carpenter in the tenth inning scoring Preston, won a hard-fought game for the Montgomery Grey Sox, Friday afternoon from the Nashville White Sox by the score of 1 to 0. The game was a pretty pitcher's battle between Knowles and Meyers, the former allowing six hits and the latter five. Meyers was saved on several occasions by sensational fielding. The Grey Sox scored the lone tally in the tenth inning when Preston reached first on an infielder's error and third while the next two batters were being retired. Meyers walked and stole second and Carpenter sent a clean Texas leaguer over short and Preston scored. The two teams will clash again this afternoon and the final game of the series will be played Sunday afternoon."
July 24, 1920
"Grey Sox Defeated Nashville Team, 4-1 - Local Negro Club Has Little Difficulty in Defeating Visiting Team Here Saturday - Montgomery Grey Sox ball club had little trouble in defeating Nashville White Sox Saturday afternoon, the locals copping the contest by the score of 4 to 1. The Grey Sox batters drove McGavock from the mound in the early stages of the contest, and Carver who succeeded him could not stop the locals. Williams carried off the batting honors for the Grey Sox securing two doubles and a single. Moss was a puzzle to the visiting club, and had his opponents at his mercy. In the ninth inning, Moss "eased up" and Nashville filled the bases with one out, but a fast double play, Scales to Williams to Cunningham put a stop to the rally. The two teams will clash again this afternoon, the game starting at 3:30 o'clock to allow both teams to catch trains."
July 25, 1920
"Grey Sox Lead the Nashville Players - Last Game of Series Called at End of Fourth With Score Standing Six to Two - In the last game of the series between the Grey Sox and Nashville here yesterday the locals had scored six runs to their opponents two, when the game was called in the first of the fifth inning on account of rain. Young, who was twirling for the locals, had the visiting batters guessing and they were unable to latch on to his offerings. The Grey Sox leave tomorrow for a road trip of eleven games, with Atlanta and Knoxville. They are not anticipating much trouble with Atlanta, but they will have a bunch of fast playing, hard hitting players to contend with when they tackle the Knoxville team."
July 31, 1920
"Montgomery's Grey Sox Leading League - Negro Ball Team Has Average of 746 Per Cent; Knoxville Giants Trailing With 694 Per Cent - The Montgomery Grey Sox are leading the Negro Southern League by a safe margin and with the considerable strengthening of the team in the past week they should have little or no trouble in holding the lead until the end of the season."